Research at CIS-IUL
includes (a) the empirically-based development of theories and models and (b)
the application of such theories to the analysis and solution of social,
political and economic problems of Portugal and beyond. Researchers are
organized in research groups sharing scientific interests and backgrounds.
These groups meet regularly for scientific exchange, collaboration and internal
evaluation of research activities.
CIS currently has 4 research groups:
Emotion and Cognition (BEC);
psychology, Education and Development (CED);
- Health for All:
a psychosocial approach to health (H4A);
- Psychology of
societal change: Ψchange (PsyChange).
from research conducted in these groups, researchers also collaborate across
groups in six specific thematic lines:
- Developing child
and adolescent in diverse contexts: opportunities and risks
sexualities and intersectionality.
- New trends on
body, mind and contexts
- Seeds of
inclusion - diversity and social justice
sustainable communities, organizations and places
Much of CIS’ research is conducted within externally
funded projects. Researchers within all of these groups collaborate regularly
in their research projects with national and international scientists from
other disciplines such as sociology (international surveys, gender), medicine,
social ecology, environmental engineering, ecology (environmental assessment
studies), biology (facial expression of emotions in primates), architecture and
urbanism (psychology of public space).
- SOS empathy:
studying opportunities and obstacles for safer and empathic societies
Past CIS groupsFrom 2012 to 2014, CIS had 3 research groups. For
information about them, follow the links below: